colombia vs columbia : Common Errors in English

About colombia vs columbia

Although both are named after Columbus, the US capital is the Districtof Columbia, whereas the South American country is Colombia.

colombia Meaning(s)

  • (n) a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language

columbia Meaning(s)

  • (n) a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
  • (n) a town in west central Tennessee
  • (n) capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
  • (n) a university town in central Missouri
  • (n) a university in New York City

colombia in News

  1. Colombia close in on World Cup

    Colombia moved closer to the 2014 World Cup finals after two first half goals gave them a 2-0 home win over Peru. Colombia moved to second in the CONMEBOL group standings, three points behind Argentina who drew 1-1 in Ecuador despite having Javier Mascherano red carded four minutes from time.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Soccer365

  2. Colombia : Congress should reject law reforming the military justice system

    Members of Colombia ’s Congress should reject a proposed law which will shield members of the armed forces and the police from justice for crimes under international law. June 12, 2013 International Members of Colombia ’s Congress should reject a proposed law whose purpose is to give greater powers to the military justice system and which will shield members of the armed forces and the police ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Amnesty International

  3. Colombia Can Keep Stimulus Until at Least Year End, Cano Says

    Colombia’s central bank can maintain its current monetary stimulus until at least the end of the year without putting its inflation target at risk, central bank co- director Carlos Gustavo Cano said.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

columbia in News

  1. Columbia Springs seeking volunteers

    The Columbia Springs environmental education center is seeking volunteers to help remove invasive plants near its 100-acre property later this month.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Columbian

  2. Columbia State unveils plans for new Franklin campus

    Columbia State Community College unveiled the first drawing of its Liberty Pike campus at a Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Tuesday night.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Ashland City Times

  3. Columbia State unveils plans for Franklin campus

    Columbia State Community College unveiled the first drawing of its Liberty Pike campus at a Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Tuesday night.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Ashland City Times

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